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Record No: CB 118747    Version: Council Bill No: CB 118747
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 10/3/2016
Ordinance No: Ord 125151
Title: AN ORDINANCE establishing a new Ballard Parking and Business Improvement Area; levying special assessments upon owners of business property, multi-family residential property, and mixed-use property within the area; providing for the deposit of revenues in a special account and expenditures therefrom; providing for collection of and penalties for delinquencies; providing for the establishment of a Ratepayers Advisory Board; and providing for an implementation agreement with a Program Manager.
Sponsors: Tim Burgess
Attachments: 1. Ex A - Ballard Improvement Area
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. OED Review and Analysis of Ballard BIA Proposal, 3. Central Staff Memo, 4. Presentation, 5. Central Staff Memo, 6. Signed Ord 125151, 7. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE establishing a new Ballard Parking and Business Improvement Area; levying special assessments upon owners of business property, multi-family residential property, and mixed-use property within the area; providing for the deposit of revenues in a special account and expenditures therefrom; providing for collection of and penalties for delinquencies; providing for the establishment of a Ratepayers Advisory Board; and providing for an implementation agreement with a Program Manager.
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WHEREAS, chapter 35.87A RCW authorizes the City to establish business improvement areas to provide special benefits to business and property owners within a defined geographic area through the imposition of special assessments; and
WHEREAS, on April 25, 2016, the City Council adopted Resolution 31657, adopting updated policies regarding the establishment and management of Business Improvement Areas to address the increased complexity, number and size of BIAs, combined with a goal for a wider variety of ratepayers and services, and to require additional analysis during the development of BIAs and expanded policies to govern the quality of proposals; and
WHEREAS, planning and outreach for the proposed Ballard BIA preceded adoption of Resolution 31657, which amended BIA policies. Consequently, some elements of the proposed BIA are inconsistent with current policies; and
WHEREAS, Council expects future proposals to establish or modify a BIA shall be developed and analyzed to be more consistent with the policies adopted in Resolution 31657; and
WHEREAS, the owners of businesses, multi-family residential, and mixed-use properties located within the area and representing nearly 60 percent of the special assessments levied by this ordinance filed a petition with The City of Seattle to establish a new Ballard Parking and Business Improvement Area (Ballard Business Improvement Area) pursuant to c...

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